All enquiries to the Section Co-Ordinator: Mrs Fiona Austen, 07724 903212, Email
Where Levels are given rather than grades, the approximate levels are:
- Beginner: Pre Grade 1 & Grade 1; Elementary: Grades 2 & 3
- Intermediate: Grades 4 – 6; Advanced: Grades 7 & 8
- Open: Post Grade 8
Where reference has been made either to a specific grade, or to terms such as elementary, intermediate etc, or to a level expressed in Grades, it is expected that entrants, parents, and especially teachers, will bear in mind that it is in the spirit of the festival to try to adhere carefully to the standards suggested by the the relevant grade. If in any doubt about the level of a piece then teachers should not hesitate to contact the Keyboard Section Co-ordinator who will be happy to give guidance.
Whilst it is obviously acceptable to play an exam piece in the festival, wider repertoire is strongly encouraged, in the context of the above advice.
Candidates may play only one piece in each class, unless the description of the class expressly states otherwise.
Within any class, the adjudicator will pay more heed to the standard of the performance than to the level of difficulty of the piece.
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